Oklahoma Library Legends
Carnegie, Andrew Foundation
Delphian Clubs and Societies
Ferguson, Milton J.
Ferguson, Mrs. Thomas B. (Eva Shartel)
Frasier, Sally Freeman
Friends of Libraries groups around Oklahoma
Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)
Friends of Tulsa City-County Library
Funk, Mrs. Trimmier Sloan
Gates, Bill & Melinda Foundation
Hardesty, Roger & Donna
Henke, Esther Mae
Johnson, Edward R.
Lowry, William (Bill)
Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)
Marable, Mary Hays
Martin, Allie Beth
Masters, Anne Rounds
McGlenn, Alma Reid
Morgan, Anne Hodges
Motter, Robert T., Jr.
Motter, Robert T., Sr.
Norberg, Lillian Born
Parker, Mrs. J.C.
Phelps, Edith Allen
Phillips, John & Vicki
Porter, Cora Case
Ratliff, Julia Brady
Ray, Dee Ann
Robbins, Louise S.
Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou
Segal, Bob & Pat
Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)
Townsend, Mrs. Hosea
Troy, Forrest (Frosty)
Wentroth, Mary Ann
Women's Federated Clubs
Women's Clubs of Oklahoma
Zarrow, Henry & Anne
After I completed a B.A. in Classical Studies (1968) at the University of Oklahoma, I continued
my studies there for a graduate degree in Library & Information Science (1969). Thereafter, I
held academic library positions in Alberta, Canada and Baltimore, Maryland until 1974 at which time
I returned to Oklahoma to accept a position with the Metropolitan Library System (OKC) as the Department
Head of the Business & Science Division.
In 1977 came the opportunity to reclassify, expand and modernize the Law & Legislative Library
at the State Department of Libraries. Located at the State Capitol and with daily and frequent contact
with the State Legislature and its staff, this position was pivotal for a career change in 1985 into
lobbying and government relations as the President & CEO of the Oklahoma Malt Beverage Association.
Besides work with academic, public, and special libraries, I was presented with many opportunities
in the library profession I regard highly. Such as serving on the Search Committee for the Library
School Dean (1976), teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Library Studies at the University of Oklahoma
(1976-79), Editor of the Oklahoma Librarian (1976-1985), member of the School of Library Science
Advisory Board (1999-present), serving on numerous committees and holding various offices of the
Oklahoma Library Association.
Special awards I cherish are Certificates of Appreciation (3), the Library Champion Award of 2002,
the School of Library Science Alumni Association Award of Merit in 2005, and the State Association
Executive of the Year Award (OSAE) in 2005.
Since 1995, as the Oklahoma Library Association’s Legislative Liaison, I have promoted legislation
to support and strengthen all types of libraries and have assisted in defeating the passage in Oklahoma
or pernicious legislation that impacts library education, public, school and academic libraries and